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6 Questions With “Girl’s Guide” Author Melissa Kirsch

6 Questions With “Girl’s Guide” Author Melissa Kirsch

“Girl’s Guide” author Melissa Kirsch discusses her favorite movies (and the best ways to watch them).

Top 10 Unsolved Murders in Movies

Top 10 Unsolved Murders in Movies

The psychodrama, the whodunit tension and the unknown dangers lurking around every corner can make for some riveting set-ups and shocking finales—especially when those finales leave you hanging by not revealing who the killer was all along.

5 Oscar-Nominated Meryl Streep Movies You Must See Before You Die

5 Oscar-Nominated Meryl Streep Movies You Must See Before You Die

Meryl Streep has racked up 19 Academy Award nominations. While three of those nods became Oscar wins, it’s still tough to whittle down Streep’s resume to her very best. However, these five—all of them in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die—arguably represent her best.

Oh, Brother: 10 TV and Movie Siblings You’ll Never Forget

Oh, Brother: 10 TV and Movie Siblings You’ll Never Forget

In honor of the upcoming season of RECTIFY, we’re spotlighting siblings in movies and T.V. From brothers and sisters who make our hearts melt (like Gilbert and Arnie in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?) to relatives who strengthen their kinship by fighting crime (The Boondock Saints), here are ten of the greatest.

Beyond the Stripper: 5 Serious Channing Tatum Roles

Beyond the Stripper: 5 Serious Channing Tatum Roles

He made us laugh in “21 Jump Street,” showed us his dance moves in “Step Up” and again as sultry Magic Mike, plus he’s the perfect romantic lead. But more than all that, Channing Tatum has showed off some serious acting chops in many of his movies. Here are five of Tatum’s performances you might have missed while watching his (we admit, very compelling) dance routines.

10 More LGBT Characters That Broke Boundries on the Big Screen

10 More LGBT Characters That Broke Boundries on the Big Screen

Gay characters have become increasingly visible in mainstream movies and on TV, but they don’t always represent the enormous variety of the gay community, past and present. These movies, from “Carwash” to “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” offer some fabulous alternatives.

10 Steven Spielberg Movies You Must See Before You Die

10 Steven Spielberg Movies You Must See Before You Die

Over his long and legendary career, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has tackled primeval fears and imaginative fantasy, captured the magic of childhood wonderment and found the human side of stories across almost all genres: literary adaptations, action-adventure, historical films and more. All of that makes whittling down his filmography to only his best nearly impossible, but these 1o movies—all of them found in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die—might be his finest.

On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain: 10 Movies About the Cold War

On Both Sides of the Iron Curtain: 10 Movies About the Cold War

The Cold War between the West and Soviet Russia, along with its collection of allies, began after WWII and lasted until the end of Communist rule. The divided state of East and West Germany may have presented the starkest contrast between the two ideologies, but as these 10 movies about the Cold War demonstrate, the whole world was involved. Find out what “From Russia With Love” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” had to say about the conflict.

Top 10 Gay Couples In the Movies We’d Like to See Get Married

Top 10 Gay Couples In the Movies We’d Like to See Get Married

In honor of the Supreme Court ruling making same sex marriage legal nationwide, we’re throwing a wedding. Pick your favorite LGBT movie couple — from Ennis and Jack in “Brokeback Mountain” to Angel and Jesse in “Rent.”

Top 10 World-Cinema Movies Of The ’00s

Top 10 World-Cinema Movies Of The ’00s

Some of our favorite non-American movies that received their U.S. premieres at Sundance this past decade, including “Bloody Sunday” and “Up the Yangtze.

Why Women (in Movies) Ruled at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Why Women (in Movies) Ruled at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

They’re rude, crude, desperate, sexy and utterly captivating. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, womens’ roles pushed gender identity to new levels, challenged convention, and updated the world on the multiple lifestyles women lead in the 21st Century. Here’s a list of some of the movies that stood out, from “Bachelorette” to “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present.”

Sundance NEXT FEST 2015

Sundance NEXT FEST 2015

A weekend celebration of film and music, Sundance NEXT FEST is a new breed of festival fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists.

6 Questions with Sundance Film Festival Programmer Mike Plante

6 Questions with Sundance Film Festival Programmer Mike Plante

Sundance Film Festival programmer Mike Plante, who brings his expertise to Shorts On SundanceTV with a curated lineup of classic festival shorts, talks about the process of vetting films, what makes a great short, and the peculiar lifecycle of the format.

Pride and Prejudice: 10 Gay Icons on the Big Screen

Pride and Prejudice: 10 Gay Icons on the Big Screen

Once relegated to clichéd stereotypes, LGBT characters have moved from the margins of mainstream entertainment into roles that champion and celebrate diversity in modern society, sparking debate and encouraging acceptance. Here are 10 movies–and their iconic gay characters–that have achieved landmark status for the way they represent the LGBT community on the big screen.

“Shorts on Sundance.TV” Honors Excellent Storytelling

“Shorts on Sundance.TV” Honors Excellent Storytelling

SundanceTV today announced it has launched a new online destination featuring award-winning shorts curated by the festival and including short films from folks like Jill Soloway and Denis Villeneuve.

See It Before You Read It: 10 Movies That Are Better Than the Book

See It Before You Read It: 10 Movies That Are Better Than the Book

It’s not often that a movie adapted from a book turns out better than the original material—but when it does happen, the result is akin to cinematic magic. Here are 10 of our favorite movies, from “Brokeback Mountain” to “Mean Girls,” that were even more acclaimed than the books on which they were based.

10 Comedies From the ’80s You Must See Before You Die

10 Comedies From the ’80s You Must See Before You Die

“Airplane!”, “Ghostbusters”, “Tootsie.” Whether they trafficked in juvenile humor, whip-smart social satire, wacky hijinks or all points in between, American movies experienced a comedic heyday during the 1980s. As proof, check these 10 funny films from the decade that have earned a spot in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.

Alright, Alright, Alright: 10 Pieces of Life Advice from Matthew McConaughey

Alright, Alright, Alright: 10 Pieces of Life Advice from Matthew McConaughey

He’s an Academy Award-winning actor who’s been deemed “Sexiest Man Alive” to boot. Plus, he’s got one mesmerizing voice that spews pearls of wisdom actually worth listening to. From his incredible acceptance speeches to lessons he’s learned over the years, here are 10 pieces of life advice the one and only Matthew McConaughey.

The Results Are In! Which Indie Movie Are You?

The Results Are In! Which Indie Movie Are You?

We know you’re dark and twisted. We know you’re quirky and cool. But which indie movie are you? Find out now!

Which Rambo Movie Rules Them All?

Which Rambo Movie Rules Them All?

“First Blood” unleashed Rambo on the world and things were never the same.

Beyond Mr. Mom: 8 Ways Movies Get Dads Wrong

Beyond Mr. Mom: 8 Ways Movies Get Dads Wrong

Bumbling, overbearing or just plain lame, movie fathers don’t tend to get a lot of credit. From doofus dads (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”) to totalitarian dads (“The Sound of Music”), here are ten myths ripe for busting just in time for Father’s Day

Which Sylvester Stallone Character Will Rise to the Top: Rambo or Rocky?

Which Sylvester Stallone Character Will Rise to the Top: Rambo or Rocky?

Neither hero goes looking for a fight, but once they’re in on… Watch out!

Which Indie Movie Star Is Your BFF? The results are in!

Which Indie Movie Star Is Your BFF? The results are in!

Let’s face it, we think our friendships would make great buddy movies. But who exactly is your ideal BFF? Find out the results….

10 Life Lessons, as Learned From Molly Ringwald

10 Life Lessons, as Learned From Molly Ringwald

Molly Ringwald has made a career out of playing the sort of supremely relatable everywoman that moviegoers love–;and learn from. Here are 10 valuable life lessons you can learn from Ringwald’s cinematic body of work, from “Pretty in Pink” to “Sixteen Candles.”

7 Great Gifs of Tom Cruise Getting Fired Up

7 Great Gifs of Tom Cruise Getting Fired Up

Tom Cruise is known for many things…dancing in his underwear, wooing Kelly McGillis on-screen with a rousing rendition of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” … jumping on Oprah’s couch. But the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor is best when he really gets fired up on the big screen. “A Few Good Men,” “Interview with the Vampire,” and “Jerry Maguire” for your viewing pleasure…